Archives For Observations

I haven’t ever spoken out about design competitions before but let me go on the record by saying that I dislike them only slightly less than I dislike glass block. Here’s why:

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I can almost always tell when an architect was involved in a project just by looking at a few simple things. These aren’t trade secrets but for one reason or another not everyone knows about them.

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Galveston Road Trip

Bob Borson —  March 4, 2011 — 21 Comments

This last weekend I had to go down to Galveston for the Southwest Fire Rescue Conference in Galveston, Texas and this was clearly your typical road trip.

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I studied architecture in Europe when I was in college – so what.

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Thanks to the generosity of The Spanish Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER) and Tile of Spain, I was able to take a private tour of The Aljafería Palace while in Zaragoza, Spain.

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Urinals are dirty

Bob Borson —  February 17, 2011 — 21 Comments

During a recent trip to Europe, I find a urinal that looks a bit different than what I’m used to seeing.

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Spain after dark

Bob Borson —  February 15, 2011 — 27 Comments

There are times when I wish my job was to be entertaining and not actually do any real work. Do those jobs exist? Oh yeah, strippers have that job.

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